Monday, June 23rd, 2008

RhodiaDrive in Konigi!

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We’re so thrilled! We’ve been mentioned in the design portal Konigi! A big shoutout is due to the design genius from New York, Michael Angeles, the self-confessed information geek behind this year-old project. Konigi is basically a gallery of designs that takes you to a world you may not have wandered into before. It’s a virtual candy store for design aficionados, with the screen shots of the websites as the merchandise. Only better: It’s for free. But no, Konigi is not taken from Japanese mountain where the Goddess of Sun, Amaterasu’s sanctuary is located. Rather, it’s a “nonsensical riff” on the Esperanto word “koni”, which means, “to know”, according to the website’s creator. Now you know. To satisfy our curiosity, we’ve searched further and we also learned that Esperanto is an obscure language that dates as far back as the late 19th century. It’s mostly spoken by Jewish people and was banned during the time of Hitler in Germany and Stalin in Russia. But that’s for a separate thesis paper.


20 thoughts on “RhodiaDrive in Konigi!

  1. thanks a lot for all the informed comment. we’re not properly schooled when it comes to Esperanto. We must admit our knowledge is superficial…but with all the discussion, we’ve become really curious and eager to know more about it.

  2. thanks a lot for all the informed comment. we’re not properly schooled when it comes to Esperanto. We must admit our knowledge is superficial…but with all the discussion, we’ve become really curious and eager to know more about it.

  3. Esperanto is not “mostly spoken by Jewish people”. Its creator was Jewish, though, which might be why Hitler and Stalin considered Esperanto the language of jews and spies.

    The wikipedia page on esperanto has a good overview of the language if you’re interested. :)

  4. Esperanto is not “mostly spoken by Jewish people”. Its creator was Jewish, though, which might be why Hitler and Stalin considered Esperanto the language of jews and spies.

    The wikipedia page on esperanto has a good overview of the language if you’re interested. :)

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